Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Range and coverage specifications are based upon test results under normal usage conditions. and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition. Frequency Range: 2.400-2.4835GHz; Interface Available: USB 2.0; System Requirement: Windows 8.1/8(32/64bits) Windows 7(32/64bits) Windows Vista(32/64bits), Windows XP(32/64bits) Mac OS X 10.9-10.15 Linux; Wireless Standards: IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n.
Facts About TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter for PC(TL-WN725N), N150 Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop – Nano Size WiFi Dongle for Windows 11/10/7/8/8.1/XP/ Mac OS 10.9-10.15 Linux Kernel 2.6.18-4.4.3, 2.4GHz Only
No! The "real" TP-WN725N will, but these (thought advertised as a WN725N) are "NOT" the WN725N, but are made by Archer, and they don’t work with LINUX, Ubuntu or LINUX Mint. If you get a real TP-WN725N and plug it in, it will work right out of the box!!
I’m about 5 years behind this question and the comments :), but I can tell you that I have a 17.5" Acer 1TB laptop that is less than 18 months old, and I called to have my wireless modem replaced by Xfinity because I was only getting download speeds of about 100 – 112 when my service is supposed to deliver 250+ Mbps. … I’m about 5 years behind this question and the comments :), but I can tell you that I have a 17.5" Acer 1TB laptop that is less than 18 months old, and I called to have my wireless modem replaced by Xfinity because I was only getting download speeds of about 100 – 112 when my service is supposed to deliver 250+ Mbps. But when we checked my cell phone, it showed 300 Mbps from the same router, and the tech said that my wireless card in this laptop cannot accomodate more than the 112 Mbps I’ve been getting! He said he’s seen brand new high-end laptops with wireless cards that can’t detect of connect with a 5G network like Xfinity’s is. Maybe because of cost and the fact that probably a large % of people don’t have service faster that 100 Mbps or so. So I haven’t tried one yet, but most are in the $16 – $19 range. The top-rated (4,300 reviews averaging 4+ stars) is about $37, and that gets you 1,600 Mbps!! Hope this helps….
If you want this to work with a raspberry pi, use this link. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62371&sid=8b78a7e30c4190fad8241b2
I have Windows 10 and received a version 1 (V1) adapter from Amazon. The TP-Link driver downloads do not offer a Windows 10 download for V1; however, there is a Windows 10 download for V2 and V3. I tried to install the V2 and V3 driver anyway, and although it installed, I only get 2-5Mbs down and about 4-5Mbs up. Same … I have Windows 10 and received a version 1 (V1) adapter from Amazon. The TP-Link driver downloads do not offer a Windows 10 download for V1; however, there is a Windows 10 download for V2 and V3. I tried to install the V2 and V3 driver anyway, and although it installed, I only get 2-5Mbs down and about 4-5Mbs up. Same speeds for what Windows 10 auto detects and installs as Realtek RTL8188EU. I am in an adjacent room to my wireless router, through one wall and about 15 feet away. I have no idea why Amazon would still ship hardware that is not compatible with Windows 10. I’m only out a few bucks, so no big loss other than it being a hassle.
No, it does not.
It supports wireless N 2.4GHz: 150Mbps. I have not seen a 2.5Ghz router.
Yes it will work in a usb hub.
The one that I have is Version 2.
Yes it works in Ubuntu out of the box; the drivers are already part of the Linux kernel 🙂
With Windows you have to use a cd / download from official site like everything else. It worked with Windows 7 when I tried, and the drivers say it works for 8 too.
It operates on 2.400-2.4835GHz frequency.
Yes, I bought it for my desk top.
See http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/36655-43-what-difference-high-power-high-gain-wireless-adapters. In radio gain has to do with antennas. If you are asking about connection speed, gain is not the measure.
The router and service don’t matter. You must have a compatible OS on your computer. If you do you can use it.
This wireless link works with any Operating System, Mac, Windows, etc. but with a very limited range
of about 25-30 feet from the wireless router. It worked in my home but not at my VFW club because
of distance away from the router.
Info About TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter for PC(TL-WN725N), N150 Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop – Nano Size WiFi Dongle for Windows 11/10/7/8/8.1/XP/ Mac OS 10.9-10.15 Linux Kernel 2.6.18-4.4.3, 2.4GHz Only (Reviews From Amazon)
I use this wifi dongle on a Windows 10 machine. The dongle worked out of box without installing driver but I still downloaded driver from TP Link website and installed it. However I was really disappointed. The wifi connection is very unstable even when my laptop is only 10 ft away from the router with nothing but air in between. I contacted TP Link tech support and the representative asked to me check if the driver was installed correctly from Device Manager page. It turned out that even though I ran the driver installation program from TP Link, somehow the driver was not installed correctly. The device was shown as Realtek instead of TP Link. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. This time it worked. A thumb up to TP Link’s quick and available tech support.
AWESOME! IT WORKS LIKE CHARM. I HAVE AN OLD DELL INSPIRON 560 (8 YRS.OLD) AND FOR SOME REASON I LOST ACCESS TO THE INTERNET – I WORKED WITH 3 DELL TECHS AND VERIZON MY INTERNET CARRIER FOR HOURS AND NO ONE COULD GET ME BACK ONLINE. FINALLY, I DUMPED THE 3 DELL TECHS I WAS WORKING WITH AND TRIED A DIFFERENT DELL TECH AND HE TOLD ME TO JUST GET THIS USB WI-FI ADAPTER AND MY PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED. MEANWHILE, THE OTHER TECHS HAD ME CLEAN OUT WINDOWS TEN AND RESET THE COMPUTER BACK TO FACTORY SETTING, WHICH DID NOT WORK IN GETTING BACK ONLINE AND I LOST WINDOWS LIVE MAIL, WHICH I CAN’T GET BACK AND LOVED. THIS WAS THE BEST AND EASIEST EMAIL TO WORK WITH – CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY MICROSOFT WON’T SUPPORT IT ANYMORE. BAD IDEA ON THEIR PART.
TO MAKE THINGS WORSE I WAS TOLD I NEEDED A NEW COMPUTER SO PURCHASED A NEW DELL, WHICH I CAN’T REALLY AFFORD BUT I NEEDED A DESKTOP COMPUTER. NOW I HAVE TO RETURN IT, WHAT A PAIN. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT NOT ALL
TECHS KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING.
IF YOU LOSE INTERNET ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER, DESKTOP OR LAPTOP – GET THIS FIRST AND SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF AGGRAVATION OF LOSING YOUR FILES THEN HAVING TO PUT EVERYTHING BACK AGAIN.
Hate the wires for your PC to router and not being able to use your smart tv with your Wi-Fi and pretty much anything that takes Wi-Fi but may not have a wifi installed in it?
Then this little jewel is for you.
I use it for my desktop so I don’t have to run a cord from the router – in the living room – to the desktop in the little office space off the kitchen.
I used it on my smart TVs before I got the wifi installed in the house following a move. It would ping off my phone’s hotspot and I could get Netflix and other online services.
It works like a little router all its own. Just plug it into your TV or PC or whatever tech needs a wifi connection. Turn it on, find your wifi, log in and you are online. I have never had to load the CD install that came with it.
I carry it with me in my luggage to use in hotels.
Whoever came up with this little device is a genius. It has saved me so much trouble with stupid cords and cables running all over the house.
Some may wonder what kind of USB WIFI they will get for $9. I purchased this one because of its’ size, it is small. The directions are in Chinese on one side and English on the other. A CD comes with it with the driver, but my laptop does not have a CD player. However, the web address was given too, and it took five minutes of looking to find the driver. After its installation, it ran flawlessly.
I needed this devise because I need to connect wirelessly to an Epson projector that has an UBS WIFI receiver, but I need to stay connected to the local WIFI for the internet. Epson’s USB devise for $100 is not a WIFI and it was extremely difficult to install. However, their software allows for your choice in which WIFI devise you wish to run. Ultimately, a level 2 Epson technician ran out of time before we could figure out something to make the wireless projecting and internet possible at the same time.
I would say this USB/WIFI signal is as good as the one that came with my notebook. I am so glad there is an inexpensive solution for this problem.
My grandson’s old laptop would not pick up the internet after it upgraded to Windows 10. Nothing I tried helped, though I spent hours applying every trick I could find on the internet. Nothing worked, though it would sometimes pick up the internet briefly. I stumbled onto this device after I determined that the problem seemed to be in the network adapter. I figured, for 10 dollars, I couldn’t go wrong. When I plugged it in, it immediately brought up the internet connections. I entered my router password, and I was online. It has worked great since, and on top of that, it came three days early. I highly recommend this device to anyone with similar connectivity problems. On this laptop, this device was just plug and play. I didn’t have to download any drivers or anything. It worked right out of the box, and instantly. Five stars all the way!
I’m usuing this on a Windows 10 laptop. My laptops network chip broke, and I found it cheaper to just buy a network adapter instead of buying the network chip. I had extra USB ports I never used, so this fit the bill nicely. One issue that I have with it, that may affect others is the network adapter has a little green blinking light on it which tends to catch my eye or distract me when usuing it. It’s something I have to get used to. There’s no connection that I use that’s over 100mbps so I found this to be the best option for me. I have a Wireless AP for TP-Link as well, and I have to say so far their products feel as if they’re quality products that always meet expectation.
I carry a couple in my bag all the time now. Having been in IT for over 20 years I have come across several weird situations were a laptop/PC just doesn’t like the WiFi radio it’s connecting to. The most recent was a laptop that just wouldn’t stay connected to brand new Cisco equipment. This laptop was literately within 25 ft of a new AP and would not stay connected no matter what I did. Add one of these little monsters, turn off the built in radio and problem solved.
I made installing this harder than it needed to be. I couldn’t get it to pick up the WIFI in my home and was about ready to return it. I connected it to the Ethernet, tried downloading drivers, and even attempted a little programming based on the websites I saw.
Then, one very small comment on a message board, said "try plugging it in to a different USB port" and then it was able to pickup the wireless signal without any need to install anything, or do anything special.
It works as designed and it is fast. I suppose it drew too much power for the USB port I initially connected it to. Once I switched it, it picked up the signal instantaneously!
I moved my desktop computer to a location where I no longer had Ethernet run, so I figured adding Wi-Fi capabilities to it would be the easiest way to work around that problem. I plugged this into a free USB port on my desktop, and Windows 7 found drivers automatically with no need to install them on my own. Everything works exactly as expected, and signal strength is strong despite the small size of the adapter and my wireless access point being a room over with a few hallway/closet walls in between. Better than I expected for the relatively cheap price. Note that it does not support 5 GHz networks, only 2.4 GHz (which 802.11b/g are and 802.11n can be, though some people use 802.11n at 5 GHz only–not likely at the time of my writing if you don’t know how your wireless network is set up, but worth mentioning; additionally, it does not support the latest 802.11ac at all, though again at the time of my writing it would be rare to find an ac-only network).
I have been working with Linux, many different flavors for years on PCs, both desktops & Laptops without very few issues. However that has not been the case with Apple products running Linux. I have an older MacBook Pro that was useless with the current Apple OS. It was so slow and crashed so often it was no longer usable. I had tried Linux in the past but fought with the notorious over heating and no air card support by Linux OS, all of them. Many Linux forms which I have come to the conclusion have very limited knowledge with Apple products running Linux come up with many complex, costly trial and error suggestions none of which I have ever had success with. I finally settled after trying many flavors of Linux on Mint Mate as its the only OS other than Manjaro (which resembles something one would find on a child’s first computer) both of which solve the over heating issue. Both of these OS had the failure to work with the onboard Apple air card, thus to have online access one had to physically plug in a LAN connection, a real pain with a laptop!
This very small USB WIFI adapter did the trick, it.s very small and hardly noticeable on my MacBook Pro. Best of all works flawlessly without doing anything other than plug it in and it works! No Computer programming degree needed! If you have an old MacBook Pro you want more useful life out of than get this USB WIFI adapter and install Linux Mint Mate (to replace the slow Apple OS) which is a free OS and you will be very pleased indeed!
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